Saturday, April 3, 2010

Singing loud and clear

I've always hoped to get some shots of songbirds singing, and this sparrow at Limantour Beach in Point Reyes was most happy to oblige.

Singing its heart out to spread the word

It sang and sang while I slowly rotated around its branch to try a few different angles, getting some of the sandstone cliffs and some of the sky as the backdrop.

Singing sparrow

Finishing up its last note:

One last note

I also wanted to remind everyone the 2010 Defenders of Wildlife Photo Contest voting period runs until Sunday, April 4 at 5pm Eastern. If you haven't already, I would like to encourage you to go to their site to vote for my image of Tomales Bay State Park, which was selected as a finalist. You can learn more about the contest and see my image in my previous post. Thanks!

Vote for my photo!


  1. Those are great pics !!
    Can almost hear him sing here in mu laptop :)

  2. Great work and CONGRATS! I just voted for you. Good luck!

  3. What a funny little guy--he looks like he's singing so hard, he might soon topple off his branch!

    Lovely captures.

  4. Thanks, everyone! I always enjoy hearing their songs, and it was so nice of this one to perch right by the trail!

  5. You have some beautiful images. I especially like the first two on this post.